Plattsburgh native Jenn Thume poses this week as she formally takes ownership of Train Station Friday.

New owner pulls into Train Station

ST. ALBANS — In more gyms than she can count, Jenn Thume has seen owners and managers who are in it for the wrong reasons. As the 34-year-old year old from Plattsburgh takes over as the newest owner of Train … Read more

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Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, speaks in front of hotel construction on Lake Street in St. Albans City Thursday afternoon. Behind him is, from left, Sec. of Agency of Commerce and Community Development Lucy Leriche, St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache, and City Manager Dominic Cloud.

Investment in St. Albans rolls on

ST. ALBANS CITY — Gov. Peter Shumlin joined city leaders to celebrate the progress St. Albans has made in revitalizing its downtown over the course of the past eight years at the site of the future hotel on Lake Street … Read more

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State grants continue to fuel St. Albans rebirth

ST. ALBANS CITY — The state continues to invest in the revitalization of St. Albans’ downtown, awarding public dollars to the community to leverage private investment. This afternoon, Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to announce the winners of $2.25 million … Read more

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Sonia Nixon Dodge and Bridget Howrigan Rivet stand in front of the Nicoletti collection Monday, which consists of more than 20 paintings donated to the Bent Northrup Memorial Library for its third annual wine & cheese and silent auction night October 1.

Library auction gears up artfully

FAIRFIELD — To bid or not to bid? The co-chairs of Bent Northrup Memorial Library’s (BNMC) third annual wine & cheese and silent auction hope the public will choose the former on Saturday, Oct. 1. This year, Sonia Nixon Dodge … Read more

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Sheldon home damaged in fire

SHELDON — A home at the intersection of Kane Road and Route 105 here went up in flames late Friday night, damaging but not destroying the building, according to Sheldon Fire Dept. Chief Richard Piaseczny. Vermont State Police (VSP) and … Read more

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Swanton Public Library turns 100

SWANTON — The Swanton Public Library celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend with rockets and a song.   The celebration begins Friday, with “Hands-on History for Kids,” as taught by library trustee and author Rebecca Rupp, a look at life … Read more

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Evidence at issue in fatal hit and run

ST. ALBANS — The case of a Highgate man involved in a fatal hit-and-run returned to court Wednesday morning.   Luke Loiselle, 31, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and obstructing justice. Both are felonies.   … Read more

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Free summer meals programs expand

ST. ALBANS — This summer, 24,000 free lunches were served to children in Franklin County at 28 summer meals sites, 16 of which were open anyone under age 8, according to Child Nutrition Consultant Jaime Curly at the Agency of … Read more

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